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(BBC) In England and Wales A man and a woman can now choose a civil partnership rather than Marriage
Heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership rather than get married, Theresa May has announced.
The government says the move will provide greater security for unmarried couples and their families.
And it will address the “imbalance” that allows same-sex couples to enter a civil partnership or get married – a choice denied to heterosexual couples.
The current system was found in June to be in breach of European law.
As you walk into Evan Thomas Jones’s farmhouse you are hit with a scorching dry heat and the smell of burning wood coming from the old Rayburn stove in the small cluttered kitchen.
Perched on the edge of a hill, the farmhouse is exposed to the cutting wind that blows over the Brecon Beacons and the warmth inside is delightful. Out of the window you can see the peaks of Pen y Fan and Corn Du disappearing into cloud and still coated with the early spring snow. If this was a hotel, tourists would pay a premium for these views.
But the man looking out the window is anything but a tourist. Standing straight and strong at about five foot eight, 85-year-old Evan wears green wellies, jeans and a jacket. From the window he points out the details of a valley where his family have lived for hundreds of years.
“My father, my mother, my grandfather and my grandmother are buried in the chapel,” Reminded me of our recent feature: “It’s very difficult for small churches to die; someone will always come along to keep it going.” He has a really beautiful voice https://t.co/6B8bcNx407
— Madeleine Davies (@MadsDavies) April 16, 2018
The Church in Wales may have to argue that better public services require people to pay “a bit more tax”, the Archbishop of Wales has said.
The Most Rev John Davies warned there were “dwindling services” and a “disintegration of communities”.
Wales could soon run out of space to bury its dead, the Church in Wales has warned.
A number of cemeteries have run out of plots, with some closed to new burials, while others have just years left until they are full.
Alex Glanville, from the Church in Wales, said people could no longer take for granted that they would be buried in their communities.
On Thursday, Cardiff council’s cabinet agreed to spend £3m on a new cemetery.
Councillors approved plans for a new 12.5 acre cemetery about 650 metres from the existing Thornhill Cemetery.
The authority said it would provide burial space for the next 35-40 years.
Isis used a network of companies operating out of an office in Cardiff to ship military-grade equipment to Spain and to finance terror plots against the West, FBI documents seen by The Sunday Times disclose.
The surveillance technology dispatched to Spain — where 14 people were killed last week in the latest Isis-inspired atrocities — is understood to be linked to the development by the terrorist group of weaponised drones. The FBI says it was capable of identifying “target locations”.
An affiliated firm was used to transfer thousands of pounds in cash to an American extremist in Maryland who later told how he dreamt of carrying out a gun massacre in a church.
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Security at this year’s Champions League final will be aided by facial recognition technology.
Police will be able to match soccer fans’ faces against a database of known offenders in real-time, according to a contract worth 170,000 pounds ($210,000) posted on the U.K. government’s website.
“The UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff give us a unique opportunity to test and prove the concept of this technology in a live operational environment,” South Wales Police Chief Superintendent Jon Edwards said in an emailed statement, adding that it should provide a basis for further use of the technology by police.